745 posts • joined Tuesday 13th January 2009 08:04 GMT
Re: How much do you need?
I could offer you £10k (up to £20k). (If there's anybody else in, this could end up as the first El Reg's commentard sourcing venture)
In case you are interested - How much comes from your own pocket? What do I get in return? Any security?
The outcome sounds like a good thing, but...
...time wasted through inefficient design.
I wonder whether there was not a more efficient way to gather this information. I mean, manually dialing through all those menus? And by the time he finished the job half of those menus have already changed?
...prevent 'terrorists' to have cellphones
You buy a prepaid SIM in Belgium and phone the contact center to activate the card. (Not sure how it is in France though.)
Case 1 CC: Are you a resident of Belgium? Me: No. CC: Your card is now activated.
Case 2 CC: Are you a resident of Belgium? Alter ego: Yes. CC: question after question and ten minutes later: Your card is now activated.
Re: "she emailed over copies of them... and then immediately began panicking"
Some people do ask first, just not all. Otherwise a Raman Ojo (probably a mule, of "mobile number UK Freelotto") with the fancy address 119 London Road, Modern, Surrey, SM13 4OU, UK would be £700 richer. I wonder how many stupid fall for this...
Microsoft is also considering bringing back the abandoned Start button
Why, did the users no longer know how to shut down?
I'd rather prefer if they get rid of the time and space wasting ribbons.
Re: There are beards, and beards.
I wonder whether this Jon Johnson can keep a straight face while looking into a mirror...
But can someone please explain me since I'm not familiar with the local topography: why does it take 19 hours from Vancouver to Seattle by bicycle? It's only about 150 miles.
Re: Urban Farming
Not, except for some fruits such as lemon, fig, cherry, apple. To gather those takes less time than going to the shops. But reading about all the food you farm (vegetables, fruits, meat, something else?) I wonder how much time it takes. I can hardly imagine doing all those things being full-time employed.
Re: unintended f*c*i*g consequences.
Graham Dawson, nudity would be one of the other things.
Re: What I'd Like.
...and the responding officer now that there are two down-votes. Waiting for the third from the state prosecutor...
AC has used the n-word - behead him publicly!
Speckled Jim arrived here, in another rural area ;-)
There is no sector of society that has not been transformed by the invention [...] of the web
He's never been to rural [a], has he? a = whichever region pleases you.
(P.S. First I wanted to write Ireland but figured that may leave dwellers of other rural areas feeling shrugged off. Yorkshire or Highlands spring to mind. Or, hell!, have you been to some rural, mountainous areas in Switzerland? And, for the sake of insulting although I've never been there: not to mention rural Mexico!)
Re: Escort service
Number6, what serious geek would want such a distraction?
"...even pretending she’s a nurse to quicken the pulse rate of her potential victims"
That really works? Around here nurses are referred to as germ spreaders, not exactly what you want to date ;-)
What are they sorry for?
Do I get this right, Virgin Media is sorry that they included the bank response ("Payer deceased") on the bill? Not that they didn't realise their client was dead and they charged him for late payment.
countd, do you really expect these people driving their iBeetles for four years without terminally crashing?
Who's your daddy?
It is not meant to be your master.
Paul Waters, but you did hear of Apple before, didn't you?
The only thing that dimmed this Vulture's spirits just a little was that your humble explorer had not started to glow, shrunk to tiny size or developed any super-strength as a result of the close encounter with the collider.
Of course not, the LHC was down. But didn't you encounter any zombies?!
Eric, fixed that for you:
It's one thing for Google to have spy cars peering in your back garden, but have other people doing it ... it's not going to happen.
Re: Potential downsides
If you are an Audi or BMW driver, yes.
Re: Not actually a bad bit of kit
But, how the hell can a bit of kit that is so dependent on WI-FI not have PERFECT WI-FI?
Don't know. But talking about Apple, how the hell can a device that's supposed to be a mobile phone be so bad on radio reception and voice quality?
Finally, someone thinks of drinking rats!
"After establishing you're not totally stupid..."
...but still stupid enough to having bought Apple TV.
Maybe a dead horse. But nonetheless a dead horse that disavows its own dead. A bit like the "I see dead people" thing...
He's the man, the man with the golden phone
An Apple's touch
Such a diamond ringer
Beckons you with a shiny phone
But don't phone in
Chinese words he will pour in your ear
Ok, back to work...
Isn't it mostly about how to keep the students involved? Those who presented their long before prepared slides (or hand-outs) were usually the dead boring lecturers anyway.
Re: The elephant in the room is Win8 - the Toxic OS
I read the title first and knew immediately it has been written by Eadon. Is that good or bad? Don't care really, at least, it's predictable.
They wanted to do a Streisand!
Let's face it, France lost much of its former importance in the world. Nowadays, lingua franca is English, French industry is nothing but a shadow of its past, they were not very successful in warfare in 20th century etc.
I bet they wanted the world to know that France is still a nuclear super power. Just a guess.
Re: pointless stupidity
gary27, are you an expert in this field, i.e. an idiot by your own definition? Or do you just jabber about things you neither understand?
I just tell them I'm an auditor and they excuse themselves. Bad luck though when I bump into a "real" auditor. Fucking hell, they can be a bore!
@Gavin re Nigella Lawson
Is there another reason to refer to Nigella than to draw readers to the article? Not that I think this would be wrong, bien au contraire!
Re: Ah SARTRE
That's pretty much the case already. At least where I work.
can't we just store all the data into The Cloud?
"...cars would platoon behind a professional driver..."
I think it's a great idea. But considering how some of those "professional drivers" zig-zag over the road I'd rather keep my eyes open and my hands on the wheel.
"Why IT teachers are seduced by pretty, but wholly unsuitable toys?"
'Cause they are IT* teachers and not competent CompSci teachers?
*IT as in, I can make a wifi connection work.
Suddenly, they think of the children. Hooray!
Then again, I wouldn't want to be spammed with such.
@Shades - with those calculations I'd book you any time! And please, could you also do my tax declaration?
Or did the UK change the meaning of k while I've been away?
Re: Re Curiosity's selfie on the Red Planet
Or just like the typical tourist: "could you please take a picture of me and the background...?"
Re Curiosity's selfie on the Red Planet
Can someone please explain how Curiosity took that picture of itself? Did it encounter the Big Martian Mirror or could it place a camera on a tripod to take the snap?
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